Happy New Year! It’s that time again to look forward and see what’s in store at box office this year. I’ve compiled my list of 13 movies for 2013 to give you a look at my eclectic taste.
*Must-See meaning I really, really want to see these movies. Whether or not I make it to the theaters is another story. Breaking away for a 3 hour stint from the little man on one of our rare days off is a feat. All that being said, we will see how many of these I actually make it to see. Continue reading
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Tagged 2013, A Good Day to Die Hard, Anchorman 2, Benedict Cumberbatch, Bruse Willis, Catching Fire, Charlie Hunnam, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pine, DC, Disney, Edger Wright, Frozen, Guillermo Del Toro, Hennifer Lawrence, Henry Cavill, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellan, Idina Menzel, Idris Elba, Iron Man 3, James Franco, JJ Abrams, Jon Favreau, Josh Hutcherson, Kristin Bell, Man of Steel, Martin Freeman, Marvel, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Must-See Movies, Nick Frost, Oz the Great and Powerful, Pacific Rim, Peter Jackon, Rachel Wiess, Robert Downey Jr., Ron Perlman, Simon Pegg, Star Trek into Darkness, Superman, Suzanne Collins, The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit, The Hunger Games, The Wolverine, The World's End, Thor 2, Will Farrell, Zach Snyder, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana
A segment where Kevin Smith goes on and on about a subject he seemingly takes way too seriously that no one else likely cares about or has given any consideration.
Today’s Issue: The Hunger Games Trilogy
The Hunger Games is an odd trilogy to me. When I read the first novel, The Hunger Games, I was impressed. Sure the concept had been done before in many forms, but ultimately it was well written for a YA book, which is refreshing, and had all the right bits and pieces to form a cohesive plot. Then I read Catching Fire which seemed to have a lot of the same enjoyable action from the first book but at the expense of introducing some way too convenient plot wrangling to do so. Then came the final installment, Mockingjay. Mockingjay did things that seemed so backward to how one would expect its protagonists to act at this point that I was just baffled. Many would say that this represents growth, or a hardening of the characters but I disagree as I lay out below.
As usual, SPOILERS AHEAD dear reader!
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